2013A NASA RallyCross Challenge Season

2013A NASA RallyCross season
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NASA RallyCross Challenge
Season
Races 8 3
Start date 13 January 2013
End date 27 January 2013
Awards
Drivers' champion Ca.png Dylan Livengood
Constructors' Champion Us.png Revolution Racing
Privateers' Champion not awarded
Manufacturers' Cup Jp.png Mitsubishi
Nations' Cup De.png Germany
Tires' Cup Jp.png Bridgestone
Chronology
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2012C 2013B

The 2013A NASA RallyCross Challenge Season was the fourth season of the NASA RallyCross Challenge. Dylan Livengood and Revolution Racing will return as the defending Drivers and Constructors Champions. The season started on 13 January 2013 and ended prematurely on 27 January, due to a drop in car count because of a cheating controversy centered around Xander Clements.

Regulation Changes

  • The NASA RallyCross rulebook will be strictly enforced and read THROUGHLY before every event.
  • To be deemed a Constructor team and run for the Constructors' Championship, a team must have two cars run the entire season.
  • Any team/driver that does not run the full season will automatically be entered for the Privateer Cup.

2013A Schedule

Round Circuit Location
1 Croft RallyCross Gb.png Croft, GBR
2 Valkenwaard RallyCross Nl.png Valkenwaard, NED
3 Gifhorn RallyCross De.png Gifhorn, GER

2013A Drivers and Teams

NASA RallyCross Car Entries eligible to score constructor points
Manufacturer Constructor Individual Team No. Driver Rds
Citroën
(Citroën Xsara)
At.png Citroën Red Bull World RallyCross Team MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 81 De.png Josh Mertz All
HWR Red Bull RallyCross Team 524 De.png Cody Erdmann All
At.png Citroën Junior World RallyCross Team PCK Red Bull RallyCross Team 6 De.png Dylan Smith 1-2
XCR Red Bull RallyCross Team 36 Us.png Xander Clements 1-2
It.png Citroën NnN Racing RC Cola Hu-Pa Motorsports 35 It.png Nick DiPalmo 1-2
RC Race Team 75 Us.png Nick Kahrs 1-3
Ford
(Ford Focus)
Us.png MONSTER Ford World Rally Team Fessler AutoSport 5 Us.png Andrew Fessler All
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer)
Us.png Revolution Racing Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 1 Ca.png Dylan Livengood All
Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 2 Us.png Chris Wetz All
Us.png Revolution Racing Junior Team SPEED Energy DK Racing 24 Us.png David Krikorian 1-2
Bambi Racing 39 Us.png Case Brinksma 1-2
Ca.png Schwartz Motorsports DLB RallyCross 15 Us.png Daniel Bellamy 1-2
Schwartz RallyCross 67 Ca.png Andrew Schwartz 1-2
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza)
Us.png Prestige WorldWide MattyICE RallyCross 32 Gb.png Matt Wishart 1-2
NASA RallyCross Car Privateer Cup Entries
Citroën
(Citroën Xsara)
Us.png TP Enterprises Lil Weasel RallyCross Team 6 De.png Dylan Smith 3
Tpacch Motor Companies 55 Us.png Timmy Pacchioli 1-2
Ford
(Ford Focus)
Nl.png Koninklijke Nederlandse de Autosport Super de Boer Rallycross Team 27 Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein 1-2
Mitsubishi
(Mitsubishi Lancer)
Us.png Howe Autosport Brandon Howe RallyCross 83 Us.png Brandon Howe 2
Subaru
(Subaru Impreza)
Us.png Prestige WorldWide Turtle Beach RallyCross 41 Us.png Brian Mercurio 1
Us.png Smokey RallyCross Kodak RallyCross 77 Us.png Jacob Liestman 1
Us.png MONSTER Subaru World Rally Team MONSTER Subaru RallyCross 527 Us.png Zack Johnson 3

Team and Driver Changes

  • Dylan Livengood and Chris Wetz will inherit cars #1 and #2, due to Livengoods' and Revolutions' Championships.
  • Josh Mertz returns to the #81.
  • Xander Clements moves into the second Citroen WRXT car, due to having a higher average finish than Cody Erdmann.
  • Koninklijke Nederlandse de Autosport purchases the assets of Great Lakes Motorsports. Tristan Hagenstein still retains the race seat.
  • Andrew Schwartz purchases the assets of Webler Motorsports, teaming up with Daniel Bellamy.
  • Brandon Lambert is looking for a teammate.
  • John Gregorio joins with the new team United World RallyCross Team
  • Nick Kahrs joins Nick DiPalmo at his team, and switches from his independent Ford Focus to a Citroën Xsara.
  • Citroën, as a result, makes NnN Racing a works team, operating separately from the Red Bull/Junior teams.
  • Revolution starts up their Junior team, with David Krikorian and Case Brinksma.
  • At the 11th hour, Matt Wishart announces Brian Mercurio as his teammate at Prestige WorldWide.
  • Midweek before Valkenswaard, Citroën called Cody Erdmann back up to the works squad.
  • As a result, Xander Clements goes back to the Junior Team.
  • After Valkenswaard, Dylan Smith left Citroën Junior.
  • During Practice for Germany, Xander Clements was found to have illegal traction control on his Citroën. All driver/constructor points have been revoked from car #36, and Citroën Junior was removed from semi-works status.

Race Summaries

Round Race name Podium finishers
Pos. No. Driver Constructor Manufacturer
1 Gb.png Round of Croft 1 66 Us.png David Krikorian Us.png Revolution Racing Junior Team Jp.png Mitsubishi
2 32 Gb.png Matt Wishart Us.png Prestige WorldWide Jp.png Subaru
3 81 De.png Josh Mertz At.png Citroën Red Bull World RallyCross Team Fr.png Citroën
2 Nl.png Round of Valkenswaard 1 524 De.png Cody Erdmann At.png Citroën Red Bull World RallyCross Team Fr.png Citroën
2 66 Us.png David Krikorian Us.png Revolution Racing Junior Team Jp.png Mitsubishi
3 1 Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi
3 De.png Round of Germany 1 1 Ca.png Dylan Livengood Us.png Revolution Racing Jp.png Mitsubishi
2 524 De.png Cody Erdmann At.png Citroën Red Bull World RallyCross Team Fr.png Citroën
3 199 Us.png Aaron Johnson Us.png Aaron Johnson Racing Us.png Ford

Championship Standings

Races and Results

Championship leader table
Race Championship leader Lead
Gb.png Croft Us.png David Krikorian 3
Nl.png Valkenswaard 11
De.png Gifhorn Ca.png Dylan Livengood 8

2013A Drivers' Championship

Points are awarded to the top 16 finishers.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th   16th   17th-   Heat Win 
Points 20 17 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 1


Pos. Drivers Team CRO
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NED
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GER
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 Pts 
1 Ca.png Dylan Livengood Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 7 3 1 47
2 Us.png David Krikorian DK Racing 1 2 39
3 De.png Cody Erdmann HWR Red Bull RallyCross Team DNS 1 2 38
4 De.png Josh Mertz MRT Red Bull RallyCross Team 3 5 DNS 35
5 Us.png Andrew Fessler Fessler AutoSport 6 4 DNS 34
6 Us.png Chris Wetz Rockstar Energy Revolution Racing 8 9 4 30
7 Gb.png Matt Wishart MattyICE RallyCross 2 8 27
8 Us.png Nick Kahrs RC Race Team 11 18 6 17
9 Ca.png Andrew Schwartz Shell Motorsports 5 13 16
10 Us.png Aaron Johnson Aaron Johnson Racing 3 16
11 Us.png Daniel Bellamy DLB RallyCross 12 7 15
12 De.png Dylan Smith Lil Weasel RallyCross Team 9 10 15
13 Us.png Brian Mercurio Turtle Beach RallyCross 4 14
14 Us.png Case Brinksma Bambi Racing 13 17 DNS 12
15 Us.png Doug DeNise Best Buy RallyCross 5 12
16 Us.png Zack Johnson Cupcake Racing 7 10
17 Us.png Timmy Pacchioli TPacch Motor Companies 14 11 9
18 Us.png Nick DiPalmo RC Cola Hu-Pa Motorsports 10 16 8
19 Us.png Carson Clements Clements Racing 12 5
20 Nl.png Tristan Hagenstein Super de Boer RallyCross Team DNS 14 3
21 Us.png Jacob Liestman Smokey RallyCross 16 1
22 Us.png Brandon Howe Brandon Howe RallyCross 16 1
- Us.png Xander Clements XCR Red Bull RallyCross Team EX EX 0
Pos. Drivers Team CRO
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NED
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GER
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 Pts 
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Made Final, Points Finish
Red Made Final, Non-Points Finish
Blue Missed final, Points Finish
Purple Missed final, Non-Points Finish
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Suspended (SUS)

BOLD - Driver won their heat, they get an extra bonus point
Italics - Driver transferred through to the final via the LCQ

2013A Constructors' Championship

Pos. Constructor No. CRO
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NED
Nl.png
GER
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Points
1 Us.png Revolution Racing 1 7 3 1 77
2 8 9 4
2 At.png Citroën Red Bull World RallyCross Team 81 3 4 DNS 73
524 DNS 1 2
3 Us.png Revolution Racing Junior 39 13 17 43
66 1 2
4 Ca.png Schwartz RallyCross 15 12 7 31
67 5 13
5 It.png Citroën NnN Racing 35 10 16 14
75 11 18
EX At.png Citroën Junior World RallyCross Team 6 9 10 0 (31)
36 15 6
Pos. Constructor No. CRO
Gb.png
NED
Nl.png
GER
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Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Made Final, Points Finish
Red Made Final, Non-Points Finish
Blue Missed final, Points Finish
Purple Missed final, Non-Points Finish
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
White Did not start (DNS)
Blank Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
Suspended (SUS)

BOLD - Driver won their heat, they get an extra bonus point
Italics - Driver transferred through to the final via the LCQ